Unauthorized Possession Or Sale Of Prescription Drugs
Offenses related to prescription drugs have reached epidemic proportions in the United States. The South has been hit particularly hard, including the areas surrounding Bolivia. In fact, Wilmington has been rated the number one community affected by opioid abuse in the entire country.
Police and prosecutors are being extremely aggressive toward opioid abusers – even when their addiction started through legally-prescribed medication for a legitimate medical condition. That is pulling many people who have never been in trouble before into the criminal justice system for the first time.
At Sullivan Law, we understand that this must be an incredibly frustrating and frightening time for those who fell into the trap of painkiller addiction after an accident or surgery. Attorney Dustin R.T. Sullivan commits himself to each case. He promptly returns phone calls and emails in order to provide quick answers to important questions and help alleviate as much stress as possible.
No Matter What The Charge, We Offer Compassionate Representation
Our firm has defended many different types of prescription drug offenses, including:
- Charges related to oxycodone (OxyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodin), codeine, morphine, fentanyl and other high-powered painkillers
- Charges related to medical or recreational marijuana that was purchased legally outside of North Carolina
- Possession of prescription drugs in someone else’s name
- The sale or distribution of prescription medication to others
- Prescription forgeries
It is very easy to end up in trouble over prescription drugs. You can get into trouble for something as simple as giving a friend or relative the leftover pain pills at the end of a prescription you have. While you may have only been trying to help someone in pain, the prosecution sees that as drug distribution.
Other people end up in trouble after resorting to the purchase of illegal drugs, like heroin or opioids, to meet their needs after their painkiller prescriptions run out. That does not mean that they are bad people. It simply means that they have an addiction. They need treatment, not prison.
Make A Call To Protect Your Future
No matter what your case involves, our team will examine every aspect and provide advice that is tailored to your situation. We are sensitive to the needs of high-profile defendants as well. We know that a conviction can affect your employment and cost your security clearance or professional license.
It is important to act quickly if you have been charged. Attorney Dustin R.T. Sullivan is the kind of lawyer who personally returns your calls – he takes every case to heart and has the experience necessary to mount a successful defense.